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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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GRANTS FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF SEVERELY
HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS (CFDA No. 84.128)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended,
Title I, Part C, Section 311(a)(l), (29 U.S.C. 777a). (Expires September
30, 1986.)

Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Authorization

Indefinite
Indefinite
$12,210,000|/
12,210,000l/
12,900,0001/

Appropriation

$9,568,0001/
9,765,000
8,846,000
9,259,000
6,235,000l/

Purpose: To support demonstration projects that develop innovative methods
and comprehensive service programs to help severely handicapped persons
achieve satisfactory vocational adjustments.

Eligibility: Public or private non-profit agencies and organizations are
eligible to compete for grant awards.

II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.   Goals and Objectives

For Fiscal Year 1984, the Department's principal objective was to fund new
demonstration projects to emphasize technology, community-based vocational
programs that coordinate efforts across various agencies, and effective
strategies for the transition from school or institution to work.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

o Of the 22 new projects funded, six use computers for rehabilitation and
training; five coordinate community-based vocational programs for
severely disabled persons; six assist persons in the transition from
school or institution to work; and five provide prevocational, micro-
graphics, and life skills training, or pre-, post-, and transitional -
employment support services,

C.  Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Costs and Individuals Served: The 22 new FY 1984 projects will serve 811
clients at an average cost of $3,234 per client.

Program Scope: Forty-eight new and continuing demonstration projects
address vocational rehabilitation needs of persons with the following
disabilities: cerebral palsy, mental retardation, mental illness, spinaling